UMW Geography Professor Featured on With Good Reason

Students Ian Spangler, Xavier Griffin, Meredith Stone, and Professor Stephen Hanna at Oak Alley.

University of Mary Washington Professor of Geography Stephen Hanna will be featured on the With Good Reason public radio program that airs beginning Saturday, June 13. … [Read more...]

UMW to Host Pianist Michael Feinstein


Legendary crooner and pianist Michael Feinstein will perform for the University of Mary Washington Philharmonic’s annual Celebrity Concert Series on Saturday, March 14 in George Washington Hall’s Dodd Auditorium. Tickets are still on sale. … [Read more...]

UMW Named One of America’s Best Public Colleges and Universities


The University of Mary Washington has been recognized among the nation’s best public colleges, according to a national study published in The Business Journals on Thursday, Feb. 12. Placing in the top 75 best public colleges, Mary Washington ranks 67 out of a total of 484 four-year public institutions that provide academic excellence, affordability and diversity. “[The Business Journals’] 19-part formula pinpointed the public universities and colleges that offer the best educational experiences to their students,” according to a statistical analysis by The Business Journals. “It gave the highest marks to schools with highly selective admissions processes, strong retention and graduation rates, prestigious reputations, affordable tuitions and housing costs, diverse faculties and student bodies, and economically robust communities.” The study was based on data from the National Center for Education Statistics and U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey. The Business … [Read more...]

UMW Hosts Judge Hatchett for Black History Month


Glenda Hatchett, best-known for her nationally syndicated show Judge Hatchett, will provide the keynote lecture on Wednesday, Feb. 11 as part of Black History Month at the University of Mary Washington. Judge Hatchett will speak on her experiences throughout her career, spanning from serving as the senior attorney and manager of public relations for Delta Air Lines to being the first African-American chief presiding judge of Atlanta’s Fulton County Juvenile Court and presiding over the two-time Emmy nominated national show. … [Read more...]

Hurley Receives Prince B. Woodard Leadership Award


University of Mary Washington President Richard V. Hurley received the Prince B. Woodard Leadership Award at the Fredericksburg Regional Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Gala, Friday, Jan. 30. … [Read more...]

Gari Melchers’ Paintings are Taking a Road Trip

Hudson River by Gari Melchers  circa 1907

Paintings of renowned impressionist artist Gari Melchers will be on display nationally in new museum exhibitions this spring: Monet and American Impressionism opens Tuesday, Feb. 3 at the Harn Museum of Art at the University of Florida in Gainesville, and Gari Melchers: American Impressionist At Home and Abroad opens Thursday, March 5 at the Bellarmine Museum, Fairfield University, Fairfield, Connecticut. The paintings are on loan from Gari Melchers Home and Studio. … [Read more...]

Artist’s Painting Returns to Gari Melchers Home and Studio

The Crimson Rambler, a painting by Gari Melchers, is on display at Gari Melchers Home and Studio from Feb. 28-June 7.

The Crimson Rambler, a painting unique to Gari Melchers’ body of work, will make a special appearance at the Gari Melchers Home and Studio beginning Saturday, Feb. 28 through Sunday, June 7, 2015. … [Read more...]

UMW Professor Documents Local Hospital History


The storied past of Mary Washington Healthcare has been preserved online, thanks to efforts of University of Mary Washington Professor Jess Rigelhaupt. … [Read more...]

Book Donation is Music to UMW’s Ears


A definitive book of Russian music has been donated to the University of Mary Washington. The work “The Beauty of Belaieff,” which includes over 100 full color plates of first editions of Russian music and individual biographies, is now available in Simpson Library. … [Read more...]

UMW Joins Battle Against Gender-Based Violence

Sex Consent Postcard_FINAL-1

The University of Mary Washington is hosting several events as part of its “Yes is the Key” campaign, designed to halt gender-based violence. The week’s activities, which began Monday, Nov. 10, are free and open to the public. … [Read more...]